Leslie has been working with families and children as a therapist, teacher, tutor and group facilitator for more than eight years. She received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University, and has additional training in Gottman Couples Therapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy as well as Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.
Leslie's passion is her clients. She is committed to partnering with them in their goals and helping them reach their potential by supporting their personal and interpersonal growth in an empathic, loving and genuine way. She embraces a family systems perspective which emphasizes how current relational patterns are informed by past patterns of relating. She believes that human beings are not broken and in need of fixing, but are living out stories which make sense in the context of their experiences.
Outside the therapy office, Leslie can be found spending time with her friends and family in the great outdoors. She is a lover of good food, good company and good conversation as well as adventures near and far. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, son and their cat Beacon.
Leslie Vriesman, LMFTA